kind of like how she describes those death penalty appeals of which she's so derisive. You know, frivolous filing after frivolous filing after frivolous filing. There are two differences, though.Here's Keller's letter (pdf, via the Texas Tribune) requesting either a trial de novo or an "appellate-like review based on the the trial record," declaring that "Judge Keller wishes to avail herself of her right to oppose the Commission's unconstitutional behavior in whatever forum you deem appropriate. She frankly does not know what that is, and is frustrated by the fact that it is the Commission's unconstitutional Order which has created this conundrum."
- Keller's filings now really are frivolous.
- There's essentially nothing at stake here.
What in the world is an "appellate-like review"? Who knows? At this point, everyone seems to be just making it up as they go along. The whole episode has long ago descended from tragedy to farce. I don't know what Judge Keller thinks she gains by dragging this out, much less going through another public trial to protest what amounts to a meaningless wrist slap, but she's either suffering from extreme hubris or receiving really terrible advice. Most likely both.